This is what Saucony listed as the specifications of their new running shoe, the Ride 9.
- Updated with EVERUN topsole construction providing smoother landings in the heel and reduced pressure in the forefoot
- FlexFilm throughout the upper offers a lightweight, flexible fit
- A newTri-Flex outsole delivers more ground contact and optimal flexibility at toe-off
- Shoe Category: Neutral
- Pronation: Neutral
- Cushion: Plush
- Construction Type: Neutral
- Surface: Road, Track
- Arch: High, Normal (mid)
- Water Resistant: No
- Waterproof: No
- Offset: 8mm
- Heel Stack Height: 27
- Forefoot Stack Height: 19
Putting these shoes to the test has been a pleasure. Before I talk about the shoes, I have to say something about the laces. These laces do not budge at all, they are brilliant. Once they have been tied up, they do not move a millimeter and stay secure for the duration.
From the first outing, these shoes were comfortable and responsive to a variety of terrains. There wasn’t any stiffness and they didn’t feel like brand new shoes. This was a real treat as the first run with them felt familiar and there wasn’t a second of doubt about the fit. After the first run, there wasn’t a mark on my feet and I was disappointed to take the shoes off, they are *that* comfortable. Over the last couple of weeks of testing these shoes, the mileage has increased and the comfort, fit and stability has remained as resolute as on day one. If anything, they have become more comfortable!
These shoes don’t claim to be waterproof, and they’re certainly not. However, after one incident involving me misjudging the depth of a puddle, I found that they dry pretty quickly without too much of a ‘squelch’ factor.
If this colour isn’t working for you, there’s a bright green option that is equally as outstanding. You can check them both out here.